Gion A. Caminada. Area Map of Caminada’s Works in Switzerland. Vrin. Stiva da morts. Telephone Box. Caminada House. Vrin Village Office. Vrin Multipurpose. It makes no sense to talk about Gion A. Caminada (*Vrin, ) without talking about his precedents and his environment. Coming from the. Gion A. Caminada has produced architectural work in Surselva, Grisons that is unique in being directly determined by the ecological, geographical and.

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Gion A. Caminada

Through out the 80s a very meticulous analysis is developed, in order to generate an action plan, which is finally seen in the project for the renovation of the central part of Vrin in For over thirty years, Caminada, the son of a local farmer, has been building projects on this gioj. Notify me of new posts via email. Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. By numerous thoroughly illustrated building projects, the exhibition also provides documentation gioj the wide variety of design options that have developed for solid wood constructions through Gion Caminada and the — often underestimated — broad range of looks concrete and site concrete can take on.

Based on his buildings and projects, the exhibition shows how Gion Caminada approaches and prepares planning processes by doing basic socio-economic research and thus solving architectural problems analytically at first.

This new piece of architecture is yet another revision of the strickbau constructive system.

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User Account Log in Register Help. More by Aicher, Florian: In the same manner, one can see the clear caminadz Caminada places on the influence of the vernacular constrictive culture on the economical and social growth of the village. Understanding the change of paradigm on the matter of death; the traditional 3 day mourning period before the final good-bye in the private house of the vriners and the discomfort caminsda tradition generates, and the current thought of society to supress death, the Stiva da Morts addresses this changes through one main theme: More ca,inada an architectural project, this is seen as a global action plan that tackles not only strictly designing issues, but grows to a whole new dimension.


Caminadaarchitect and professor ETH, Zurich. Show Summary Details Gion A.

Apart from drawings and models, the photographs, all taken by Lucia Degonda, add to the cohesive presentation of the implemented building projects. Print Flyer Recommend to Librarian. Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town gino and environmental protection.

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Furthermore, this dissolution acquires transparency when wet, recovering the initial wood colour of the walls until it is dry again. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm Fri – Sat until 29 Sept. This new piece of architecture is placed symbolically, physically and atmosphercially between the everyday world of the village and the reiligious precint, tangent to the existing cemetery, following the boundary produced by the delimitation of the sacred space.

Inthe village was awarded the Wakker Prize for preservation of its architectural heritage. Caminada stands up to this task through a sensible but yet powerful architecture, where all elements, from the tiniest detail to the volumetric approach, gain their own significance.

And through this analysis it is possible for him to create diversity and new things within tradition, without falling into the trap of picturesque architecture or ggion reproductions, caminaad a new form of life within the traditional typology. A few years after finishing his studies, in the late 70s, he establishes his own studio in the same village where he was raised as a child: From the corridor of this upper floor one has direct access to the cemetery.


The geographical situation helps to understand the obliged necessity of self-sufficiency in an holistic way, through the promotion of the local activities over tourism — a classical get-away for little mountain villages that usually ends up generating strong external dependencies — and the utilization of their own resources — acting with what they have and not with what is needed. And afterwards will come quality and beauty, which will come into being, aslong as the building is meaningful.

This believe is translated on a continuous struggle for investigating and rethinking the native constructive systems. By continuing to navigate you declare to accept and consent to the use of cookies pursuant to the relevant terms and conditions.

On the path to building A conversation about architecture with Florian Aicher.

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Few buildings that are not built through wood; the main church and some small chapels strategically situated through out the valley.

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His contribution to architecture is being presented at the Venice Biennale.